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Event Details - ENGAGING ADOLESCENTS | SYDNEY | Resolve Teenage Behaviour Problems

Title: ENGAGING ADOLESCENTS | SYDNEY | Resolve Teenage Behaviour Problems
Type of Activity: Workshops & Seminars
Objective of Course / Workshop:


A comprehensive one-day training course that equips you with the knowledge to teach parents and carers skills to resolve their teenager’s behaviour problems.

Expected learning outcomes:

  • The ability to conduct the Engaging Adolescents™ program, as either a three-meeting parent education course or to teach the program one-to-one.
  • Knowledge to teach parents about adolescent challenges and how to hold reasonable expectations of their adolescent.
  • Knowledge of easy-to-use techniques that parents and carers can use to enlist adolescents to manage their own behaviour and emotional reactions, to build a relationship with their teenager and strategies to deal with unacceptable behaviour.

Active PD Points Apply.

What’s included:

  • A comprehensive manual to teach parents Engaging Adolescents™ in a few one-to-one sessions or in a three-meeting parent program.
  • A USB with a slideshow for parent presentations.
  • Session-by-session guidelines for parent meetings.
  • A certificate of completion.
  • A licence to teach the program for two years.
Course / Workshop Outline:

The structure of this course provides you with a model to teach to parents, for working out what behaviour needs to be ignored, how to coach teenagers to consider the consequences of their actions and how to hold difficult conversations when expectations are breached. A practical how-to guide for parents.


  • 8.30am          Registration
  • 9.00am          Course commencement
  • 11.00am        Morning Tea
  • 1.00pm          Lunch
  • 3.00pm          Afternoon Tea
  • 4.30pm          Course Conclusion
OPD points: 5
Course / Workshop content:

Lesson Framework

  1. The practitioner training course curriculum for working with parents.
  2. The common ground shared by parents in Australia.
  3. What are reasonable expectations to hold about adolescents?
  4. New understandings of adolescence: social landscapes, brain snaps and body makeovers.
  5. A three-option model and flowchart for decision-making to manage a teenager’s problem behaviour.
  • Option 1 – Self check for parents: how to bring awareness to family of origin issues, trauma issues and how to avoid over-reacting or becoming continuously angry with your teenager.
  • Option 2 – Build your relationship: How to strengthen the bond you have with your teenager and make the best of your non-crisis conversations.
  • Option 3 – Tough conversations: how to handle discussing those problems you can’t ignore. This includes how to figure out the problem, how to prepare for engaging your teenager in a tough conversation, and how to set-up agreements.
Start/End Date: 14/08/2019 to 14/08/2019
Time: 08:30:00 - 16:30:00
Presenter / Provider: Michael Hawton, MAPS
Contact Name: Parentshop Pty Ltd
Contact Phone: 1300738278
Contact Email:
Qualifications: Psychologist, Teacher

Parentshop director, Michael Hawton is a psychologist, teacher and author with over 20 years experience working with children and families clinically, and as an expert witness in the family and children’s courts. He has trained over 10,000 family services professionals, both nationally and internationally, in how to manage children’s and teenager’s difficult behaviour.

Address: 45-47 Rawson St,
Address 2:
Suburb: EPPING
State: NSW
Postcode: 2121
Parking: Free
Is there disability parking and entry? Yes
Are meals included with this event? Yes
If yes, what meals? Morning / Afternoon Tea & Lunch
Registration URL:
Cost ($): See below
Registration Instruction (if applicable):

Courses start at $330 for early bird registrations.

Morning tea and lunch is provided, typically starting at 8.30am finishing at 4.00pm.

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